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kmarty
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on: June 29, 2013, 23:35
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My todays work.
Next level: learn ot play on it 🙂

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on: June 29, 2013, 23:40
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self made?

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on: June 30, 2013, 18:17
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Yes, based on Doug Tipple's Irish flute guide.

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on: June 30, 2013, 18:44
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cool!
was it easy?
are you able to create a sound?
i bought a fife last year and it took me a while because i did follow the wrong tutorial 😉
i still cant play it because ... "there are to many holes for me" 😉

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on: June 30, 2013, 23:46
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It was easy, moreless. First I made non-tunable (strictly as guide directed) and this weekend I've got a chance to be in workroom(?) with lathe and made two three pieced tunable flutes.

I'm able to create sound relatively easily, but I don't know if it is good because my embouchure is not centered (I have to turn head a little bit on the opposite side than flute pointing).

Fingering is the same as on (low) whistle, there is no difference.

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on: June 30, 2013, 23:52
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Shortly: It is easier to play on it than play on low whistle when is holded as flute :-).

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on: July 1, 2013, 09:43
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well, than its time for a soundfile, isnt it? 😉

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on: July 10, 2013, 09:13
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I don't thing it's time (I'm trying to learn embouchure more centered or more on left side - it sounds more airy, but flute is held better), but as you wish :-):
https://soundcloud.com/kmartycz/pvc-flute

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on: July 10, 2013, 13:12
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honestly?
to me that sounds great, i love "airy" sounds on flutes/whistles

so, please, dont forget to post it here, when you have recorded your first tune with it

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on: July 10, 2013, 14:21
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It is airy always, but it shouldn't be so much airy. It can produce more ... "rounded" and "full" sound. But only way I can do that at this moment, is to blow off center with holding flute almost over the right shoulder which is uncomfortable to me although it produces the best tone. I'll se later, maybe it is not possible to me play with different embouchure (in the past I had injured and sutured upper lip at the left side, perhaps that's the reason why blowing clear, thin air stream to the right side is easier to me) or maybe it is just about practice :-).

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on: July 10, 2013, 19:20
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do you need a lot of air?
i just tried to play my fife again and, wow, it took me out of breath quickly

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on: July 11, 2013, 16:08
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Required amount of air is approx. between penny whistle requirement to play lower and upper octave. Maybe more close to the upper octave requirement.
But it should be able to play with lower air requirement (to play more quiet).
BTW. On the flute, both octaves requires the same amount of air (only hole between lips is changed - thinner forces sound to second octave). It can be overblowed as well as whistle, of course. But that's wrong way on flute.

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on: July 11, 2013, 16:40
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thats realy interesting
i should have get a flute instead of the fife 😉
but one deay i will learn to play it

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on: July 12, 2013, 18:18
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Today I measured lasting of breath and:
PVC flute low octave: 13sec
PVC flute high octave: 12.5sec
Burke highD low octave: 28sec
Burke highD high octave: 16sec
(on flute I tried to play the strongest tones I can do now)

Sorry for the previous mystification.

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on: July 12, 2013, 19:24
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thats a big difference in the lower octave, anyway, its good training for your lungs 😉
i have got a melodica for birthday and it takes me out of breath imediatly after a few notes, but it surly will be good training

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Post Re: My new instrument
on: October 23, 2013, 15:43
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I've made one as well that works but I cut my embouchure too steep so it's a bit tough to play.
I have just ordered a Tipple flute. Should be fun to compare the two and get all of his ideas from it to make a new one.

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